Good morning friends,
this is just to let you know that I am still alive in one form or another: my hearing loss is still not fully gone and I can't really concentrate on important things. Reason enough for me to spend some time in front of the computer and do silly nonsense ... what I did in fact - in a true Miss Marple style - was trying to search for some tunes that I'm still missing on my old John Peel on BFBS cassettes, taped some 30 years ago and by and large I managed to get hold of the bulk of the specific songs on them on vinyl and/or mp3's within the years. Of course I will never fully achieve this - only a multimillionaire with loads of time could do so, I think - but within the last days I completed at least a few of the old tapes, partly quite illegally I'm afraid. And, being a generous chap, I thought I'd let you participate and give you but one of them. A random pick this is really, Peel 14 (#14 out of 377 (!) cassette sides, mind you), recorded back in 1985.
So you may call this a mixtape, as simple as that, and why not. But it's a good one, believe me:
|Peel 014, C. 017/1:|
|144||Love Under Will||Blood And Roses|
|145||Death Of The European||3 Johns|
|146||That's What Dreams||Green On Red|
|147||Good Year For The Roses||Dino Lee|
|149||The Day After||Men They Couldn't Hang|
|150||Crimplene Seed Lifestyle||Yeah Yeah Noh|
|151||The Devil Goes To Whitley Bay||Janitors|
|152||Life's A Bitch||Bomb Party|
|153||Wo Wo Wo||Braille Party|
|154||Jilted John||Jilted John|
|155||Draining The Pool For You||Go Betweens|
Download it here as a folder (with separated tracks) or here (as a Sexyloser - Megamix, all in one go).
Good stuff, I'm sure you agree. If you are interested in more of these tapes, just let me know.
And sorry for the crap tracklisting above, I just copied/pasted from the original excel - sheet .. couldn't really be arsed to write all that down properly. Also it's the music that counts, isn't it?
Off to the couch now for another hour before I have to head for an induction session at Little Loser's primary school of choice, not really something I would personally have chosen to spend my forenoon with, but there you are .... also my ears ring again and I feel dizzy. Will this ever end?
PS: if you prefer those tapes with Peel bragging along, go search for them on the Peel Wiki: years ago I sent them over to Steve in South Korea and he has got up to # 65 so far ...